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Two: "Tod und Frau" (Death and the Woman), Von der becke edition of 1910 etching, printed 1963/65-72, 15" x 15" (sight) and a portrait of the renowned 19th c. clergyman, Reverend Dr. Thomas De Witt Talmage, surrounded by a field of microscopic text, 5 1/4" x 5" (image); K┼the Kollwitz established herself in an art world dominated by men by developing an aesthetic vision centered on women and the working class. The loss of her son during World War I led to a lifelong exploration of the subject of mourning. Despite the realism of her early works, her art is now more closely associated with Expressionism. Kollwitz was the first woman elected to the Prussian Academy of Arts. Reverend Dr. Thomas De Witt Talmage was one of the most prominent religious leaders in the United States during the mid- to late-19th century, equaled as a pulpit orator perhaps only by Henry Ward Beecher. A well-known reformer, he was often involved in crusades against vice and crime.

Sale Price: $750

Estimate: $500 - $700

Condition Report

Both sheets with heavy toning and areas of additional discoloration. Kollowitz with one or two spots of foxing to image. Neither examined out of frames.